Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has told Igbo people that “it’s dangerous to take the APC government seriously,” saying the President Muhammadu Buhari All Progessives Congress (APC) party has no plans to hand over the presidency of the country to the Igbo in 2023.
Obasanjo said this o Saturday at a stakeholders’ meeting at Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, telling the Igbo to be wary of promises from the ruling APC ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Rather, the former president urged them to take their destiny in their hands by getting united and “work together for the actualisation of the Atiku/Obi project in their best interest,” describing Peter Obi as “a beacon of hope.”
Obasanjo said, “I urged you the Igbo not to allow anybody to relegate you to the background because you occupy a place of preeminence in this country.
“The Igbo must bury their differences and work together for the actualisation of the Atiku/Obi project in their best interest.
“You and your presidential candidate have become the beacon of hope to all Nigerians who have had it so rough in the last four years.
“You need to think out of the box to take this country out of the woods caused by incumbent clueless administrators.
“With your pedigree as a governor, I’m hopeful that things will work again in Nigeria under your leadership as vice president.”
The meeting was attended by Mr Peter Obi, former minister of power, Barth Nnaji, former minister of health, Prof ABC Nwosu, former Imo State governor, and Ikedi Ohakim, among others.